Los Angeles Downed 8-3 By Chicago - Hiroki Kuroda Takes Loss
Alexei Ramirez drove in 5 runs as his White Sox defeated Los Angeles 8-3 at U.S. Cellular Field.
Chicago won as a -122 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Edwin Jackson earned the victory for the White Sox, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 5 RBIs from Alexei Ramirez in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Jerry Sands in a losing cause.
Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-8 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Matt Thornton who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Chicago heads into a battle against Texas. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.